- Archaic. cheerily; cheeringly.
Origin of cheerly
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Examples from the Web for cheerly
Come, cheerly, Mr. Fairford—you will be taken good care of—try to walk.'Red Gauntlet
Sir Walter Scott
At least vouchsafe these arms some little room, Who, hoping to embrace thee, cheerly swum.Hero and Leander
Cheerly, my mates, his foremast is by the board; that broadside did execution.Life Aboard a British Privateer in the Time of Queen Anne
Robert C. Leslie
Wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss, / But 40 cheerly seek how to redress their harms.
“With a cheerly hi ho,” shouted Bob Roberts, dropping his gun on a bush.Middy and Ensign
G. Manville Fenn
- archaic cheerful or cheerfully
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